First Slice 5/17/15: Memorial Drive moratorium proposal to get clawed back?

Plus, the end of the Silk Road


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  • Memorial Drive along Oakland Cemetery

The recently approved — and surprising — Atlanta City Council legislation that would temporarily halt new development along fast-growing Memorial Drive might be rescinded on Monday. City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who sponsored the proposal that raised the ire of some developers, might partner with Councilwoman Carla Smith to pull the proposal.

The Georgia Republican Party converged on Athens this weekend for its annual meeting. In addition to giving their blessing to so-called “religious liberty” legislation, the elephants <a href=”<a href=”” target=”_blank”>elected their first openly gay official to help lead the party. State Sen. josh McKoon, R-Columbus, who just happens to be one of the lawmakers who pushed the controversial proposal, nominated Mansell McCord to become the party’s new treasurer.

The Kennesaw State University advisor who’s seen in a viral video accusing a student of harassment has been put on administrative leave while the school investigates the incident. According to the 30-second clip, Abby Dawson threatens to call campus police because the student chose to sit and wait for an appointment.

Give Marietta credit for saving the historic Root House but damn, can’t they stop moving it all over the place to make way for parking lots and decks?

The manhunt to take down the operator of the Silk Road, the online drug bazaar that offered every intoxicant under the sun and handled millions of dollars in transactions, ended in, of all places, a public library.

Many Boston residents are against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

That highly anticipated new Twin Peaks project! It’s alive! Again!

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